Transportation and Works
March 12, 2019

Public Advisory: Contingency Food Delivery Arrangements in Place for Labrador Communities

The Provincial Government has made temporary arrangements to ensure the delivery of essential food and supplies to communities in Labrador while severe sea ice conditions are preventing ice breaking and shipments across the Strait of Belle Isle.

The temporary measures make use of both air services and a priority loading arrangement with Marine Atlantic for perishable goods.

Dairy shipments will be flown across the Straits beginning at 5:00 p.m. today (Tuesday, March 12).

Officials with the Department of Transportation and Works will continue to explore options for expediting food shipments to Labrador while heavy sea ice conditions persist.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

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Media contact
Rod Drover
Transportation and Works
709-729-1758, 730-4607
rodneycdrover@gov.nl.ca

2019 03 12                              3:35 p.m.